Co-curricular Events & Activities

2019-2020 Pre-Approved List

Co-Curriculars Deadlines Spring 2020

Presidential Scholars: Within 2 weeks of event/activity (first no later than March 6, second no later than April 17.

Honors Award Recipients: Within 2 weeks of event/activity (no later than April 17).

The following events are pre-approved. Check back for new events and updates frequently! For information on the co-curricular requirements for honors scholarship recipients, click here. Contact debra.henney@mesacc.edu with any questions.

Co-Curricular Activities by Date

      Workshop: Flip Your Math Mindset (Red Mountain)

      • Feb 24, 12:30 - 1:30pm OR Feb 27, 1:30 - 2:30, Room DW226, MCC Red Mountain Campus
      • Strategies to manage and reduce math anxiety.
      • No need to register. Free to all participants. For more info, contact Bianca Altamirano Kelly @ 480.654.7744
      • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

      Interview and Branding Workshop

      • Feb 11, 25, March 10, 24, April 7 or 21st at 10 am, 2pm or 6pm, Room BA 11-S, MCC Southern Dobson Campus.
      • Presented by MCC Career Services
      • Practice general interview questions and receive feedback. Craft your "elevator speech" for use at networking events.
      • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

      The Creative Mind - Traveling Exhibit & Focus Group

      • Wed , Feb 26, 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Library, MCC Red Mountain Campus
      • Mesa Community College Library is honored to host THE CREATIVE MIND, a traveling exhibit that celebrates the contributions of African Americans to medicine, mathematics, engineering, and all branches of science. It features the careers and achievements of some of today’s outstanding black scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and medical professionals and highlights the work of notable figures from the past. The Exhibit is on display @ RM Library Feb. 26 - March 6.
      • Rod Goldon, MCC Sociology Professor will facilitate the community focus group.
      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

      Leadership Development Worskshop - Leadership in Politics

      • Wednesday, Feb 26, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, DW-135, MCC Red Mountain Campus
      • Speaker: Avery Oliver, Arizona Clean Elections. Arizona Clean Elections helps fund lesser-known community leaders run for public office. Avery will be discussing how to be a leader in the political world and what it takes to run for public office.
      • Presented by Phi Theta Kappa
      • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

      Welcome Home Jenny Sutter - MCC Theatre & Film Arts Mainstage Production

      • Feb 28, 29 and March 5, 6 @ 7:30 and Feb 29 and March 7 @ 2:00 pm. MCC Theater, Southern Dobson Campus
      • Student tickets $9. General Public $12.
      • Some adult themes and content equivalent to a PG-13 Rating.
      • This show will be in the EXP Blackbox Studio. Seating is limited and unassigned.
      • A limited number of complimentary tickets (sets of 2) are available to honors students. Sign up here.
      • Learn more or buy tickets:https://www.mesacc.edu/arts
      • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

      Resume and LinkedIn Workshop

      • Feb 4, 18, March 3, 17, 31, April 14 or 28th at 10 am, 2 pm or 6 pm, Room BA 11-S, MCC Southern-Dobson Campus
      • Workshop presented by MCC Career Services.
      • Learn how ot create your LinkedIn Profile for professional networking. Find out how to craft an effective resume to highlight your skills.
      • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

      Child Welfare Social Work: Information Session

      • Tuesday, March 3, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm, Room LB145, MCC Southern-Dobson Campus
      • Explore the ASU BSW Child Welfare Education Program. Learn about scholarships for in-state tuition at ASU, internship opportunities and job placement assistance.
      • Q&A with recent graduates
      • Free Pizza Lunch Provided
      • Register here: www.eiseverywhere.com/bswmcc
      • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

      Debt Crisis and Student Finances

      • Wednesday, March 4, 2:00 - 2:30 pm, Room PV250, MCC @ Red Mountain Campus
      • Details TBA
      • Co-Curricular Type:

      Leadership Development Workshop - Shattering the Leadership Ceiling through being Fearless

      • Thursday, March 5, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Library Room LB145, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
      • MCC students, you are invited to our Phi Theta Kappa General Meeting for a workshop entitled, Shattering the Leadership Ceiling through being Fearless, presented by Boiling Frog Development C.E.O., Larry Young. This workshop is a part of our Leadership Development Series. Come learn about three powerful ways to rapidly develop your leadership career and separate you from other leaders, which helped Larry's career take off like a rocket. Don't miss out on these useable strategies to advance your leadership. Arizona State University (ASU) will also be speaking about transfer opportunities, scholarships, and more. FREE pizza will be served and everyone is welcome!
      • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

      A Nation of Drunkards: Prohibition in America Explained

      • Thursday, March 5, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Room SC 11E, MCC @ Southern Dobson
      • Come learn about Prohibition in America through the lenses of history, economics and political science.
      • Presented by the Social Science Department: Paul Hietter, History; Debbie Henney, Economics; Brian Dille, Political Science
      • Free pizza provided!
      • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

        ASU Women's Collaborative Concert

        • Friday, March 6, 5-6:30 pm, Recital Hall, Music Building, ASU, 50 E Gammage Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281
        • The Arizona Women’s Collaborative is a group of female-identifying artists working synergistically across disciplines. Through cooperative composition, AWC seeks to foster opportunities for artists from
        • different fields—including creative writing, dance, music, and the visual arts—to use their creative expression for positive change. Founding members—Stephanie Sadownik, Erica Glenn, Kalani Pickhart, and Jenny Irish, brought together colleagues from their perspective fields. Participants were then placed in creative groups to interface on matters concerning women. These conversations served as the basis of their collaborative output in the form of art song, or poetry set to music. In this spirit, AWC is facilitating cross-disciplinary partnerships between student-artists, alumni, and faculty, beginning by pairing students from Arizona State University's nationally ranked MFA Program in Creative Writing with students in Music Composition and Music Performance.
        • Free. Open to the public. https://asuevents.asu.edu/content/arizona-womens-collaborative-concert
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural Arts

        Astronomy Night

        • Friday, March 6, 2020, 6-10 pm, Planetarium, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Shows run from 6 - 10 pm, typically every 30 minutes.
        • Free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Planetarium entrance beginning at 5:30 pm. Other activities are available for visitors waiting for their show time.
        • Tickets may be reserved, for $3 each, through the Mesa Community College Planetarium page.
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Phoenix Symphony: Beethoven, Haydn and Cerrone

        • Friday, March 6, 2020, 7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
        • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students. Sign-up here.
        • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm. No late entrants.
        • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12. Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        ASU Transfer Scholar Day

        • Wednesday, March 11, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm, ASU Tempe Campus
        • This event invites all high achieving transfer students to learn more about ASU, their academic college, AND Barrett, The Honors College. The day will consist of an ASU admissions presentation, followed by a Barrett presentation, as well as academic sessions with various colleges at ASU. There is even an optional Barrett tour! This event focuses on how ASU can serve academically motivated students.
        • RSVP at links.asu.edu/transferscholarday
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

        Workshop: Managing Stress & Anxiety (Red Mountain)

        • March 16 & 18, 12:30 - 1:30, Room DW226, MCC Red Mountain Campus
        • Learn to recognize the cues and develop coping skills that work.
        • No need to register. Free to all participants. For more info, contact Bianca Altamirano Kelly @ 480.654.7744
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

        Food Justice: Creating Equity Through Sustainable Food Systems

        • Wednesday, March 18, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Conference Center @ Rio Salado Community College, 2323 West 14th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
        • Keynote speaker: Leah Penniman, founder of Soul Fire Farm and author of Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm's Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land.
        • Breakout sessions: Land and Food as Tools to End Mass Incarceration; Nutrition-Related Health Disparities Restorative; Carbon-Negative, Biodiversity-Positive Farming Practice; Faith Responses to an Unjust Food System Panel
        • This event is free, but you must pre-register.
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

        Scholarhsip Showcase

        • March 19, 2020, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Library Room LB145, MCC @ Southern Dobson Campus
        • Do you want to learn about available scholarships at a community college level, as well as major transfer scholarships? Well, you are invited to Phi Theta Kappa's General Meeting for a workshop and info-session, Scholarship Showcase. Come hear from seven Phi Theta Kappa students who have earned major transfer scholarships through their leadership and service. We want you to learn what leadership initiatives they took on campus and in the community and how you can prepare yourself to earn these scholarships as well.
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

        MCC Art Gallery Exhibition: Input/Output

        • Ongoing through March 20, 2020, Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 5 pm, MCC Art Gallery, Southern Dobson Campus
        • Technology can influence, inspire, and create with ever-evolving solutions to everyday problems. In this art exhibition, participating artists explore how new media artworks can address themes of our scientific world, identity, privacy, and data. Input/Output will transform the way we look at the technological world through interactive, digital, and analog works in this immersive exhibition.
        • Free Admission
        • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Workshop: Real Talk - Shake the Fake and Believe in Yourself (Red Mountain)

        • March 23 or 25, 12:30 - 1:30, Room DW226, MCC Red Mountain Campus
        • How to overcome Imposter Syndrome and believe in yourself and your skills.
        • No need to register. Free to all participants. For more info, contact Bianca Altamirano Kelly @ 480.654.7744
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

        Leadership Development Workshop: Take a Stand

        • March 26, 2020, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Library Room LB145, MCC @ Southern Dobson Campus
        • Phi Theta Kappa invites you to one of our General Meetings for a Leadership Development Workshop, Take a Stand, hosted by Up with People. Come share your opinions on hypothetical choices and world views, such as “The world be a better place in 25 years” and “As an individual, I can make a difference in the world.” Students will be able to learn about their similarities and differences as a group to find common ground within a group through respectful dialogue.
        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

        MCC Music Theater: Kiss Me Kate

        • March 27, 28, 30 and April 2, 3, 4 @ 7:30, and April 4 @ 2:00 pm. MCC Performing Arts Center, Southern Dobson Campus
        • Student/Senior/Faculty/Staff/Military $15. General Public $18. Child tickets $12.
        • Some adult themes and content equivalent to a PG-13 Rating
        • A limited number of complimentary tickets (sets of 2) are available to honors students. Sign up here.
        • Learn more or buy tickets:https://www.mesacc.edu/arts
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Astronomy Night

        • Friday, April 3, 2020, 6-10 pm, Planetarium, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
        • Shows run from 6 - 10 pm, typically every 30 minutes.
        • Free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Planetarium entrance beginning at 5:30 pm. Other activities are available for visitors waiting for their show time.
        • Tickets may be reserved, for $3 each, through the Mesa Community College Planetarium page.
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

        Workshop: Finding your Voice (Red Mountain)

        • April 6 or 8, 12:30 - 1:30, Room DW226, MCC Red Mountain Campus
        • Keys to advocating for yourself in the classroom and beyond.
        • No need to register. Free to all participants. For more info, contact Bianca Altamirano Kelly @ 480.654.7744
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

        Phoenix Symphony: Beethoven's Symphony No. 7

        • Friday, April 10, 2020, 7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
        • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students. Sign-up here.
        • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm. No late entrants.
        • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12. Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Women's Suffrage in America - Social Science Lecture Series

        • Tuesday, April 14, 12:30 - 1:30 pm, Room SC 11E, MCC @ Southern Dobson
        • Come learn about Women's Suffrage in America through the lenses of history, economics and political science.
        • Presented by the Social Science Department: Paul Hietter, History; Debbie Henney, Economics; Brian Dille, Political Science
        • Free pizza provided!
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

        Leadership Development Workshop: Becoming a Civic Servant-Leader

        • Thursday, April 16, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Library Room LB145, MCC @ Southern Dobson
        • Speaker: Duane Oakes
        • Hosted by Phi Theta Kappa. Are you dedicated to serving your campus and the community? Do you want to learn more about how serving others can develop you as a more effective leader? Join us at our Phi Theta Kappa General Meeting for a Leadership Development workshop on Becoming a Civic Servant-Leader. Learn about the new Civic Pathways program, created by Stanford University, and how you can find your career path by being a servant-leader. Learn how to find your passion for public service and create an endeavor to make a difference in the world.
        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

        Les Liaisons Dangereuses - MCC Theatre & Film Arts Mainstage Production

        • April 17, 18, 23, 24 @ 7:30 and April 18, 25 @ 2:00 pm. MCC Theater, Southern Dobson Campus
        • Student tickets $9. General Public $12.
        • Recommended for adults.
        • A limited number of complimentary tickets (sets of 2) are available to honors students. Sign up here.
        • Learn more or buy tickets:https://www.mesacc.edu/arts
        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

        Volunteer Opportunities

        • Spring 2019
        • 4 Hours of volunteering can be used as a co-curricular activity if it is done with an MCCCD Community partner.
        • Find approved volunteer activities through MCC Serves.
        • Co-curricular Type: Volunteering

          Campus Involvement - MCC Sporting Events

          • Spring 2019
          • Support MCC athletics and your Thunderbirds by attending an MCC sporting event for a co-curricular activity.
          • Find upcoming events on the Thunderbirds page.
          • Co-curricular Type: Campus Involvement

          CO-CURRICULARS AFTER APRIL 17 ARE ONLY ALLOWED FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN ASKED TO RESUBMIT.

            Leadership Development Workshop: Becoming a Leader of Influence

            • Thursday, April 23, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Library Room LB145, MCC @ Southern Dobson
            • Speaker: OD Harris
            • Hosted by Phi Theta Kappa. Come hear from OD Harris, an entrepreneur and a Chandler City Council Candidate, about how to build impactful leadership skills that will help you motivate and inspire others. Being a leader is not about having a title or telling others what to do. Become a leader who takes a stand on convictions and inspires others to accomplish their tasks and reach their goals.
            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

            Phoenix Symphony: Charlie Chaplin's City Lights

            • Friday, April 24, 2020, 7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
            • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students. Sign-up here.
            • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm. No late entrants.
            • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12. Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
            • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

            Broadway Bound - Spring Concert

            • Saturday, April 25, 2020, 2 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa
            • Broadway Hit Revue featuring the students from the Broadway Solos Class. Enjoy a performance of musical theatre hits that will leave you humming a joyful tune.
            • Tickets start at $10. Proceeds go to benefit the Music Scholarship fund.
            • Form more information or tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/
            • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

            Astronomy Night: Tour the Universe with Pink Floyd

            • Friday, May 1, 2020, 6-10 pm, Planetarium, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
            • Shows run from 6 - 10 pm, typically every 30 minutes.
            • Free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Planetarium entrance beginning at 5:30 pm. Other activities are available for visitors waiting for their show time.
            • Tickets may be reserved, for $3 each, through the Mesa Community College Planetarium page.
            • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

                Co-Curricular Activities by Category

                ACADEMIC INVOLVEMENT/ACADEMIC LECTURE (Attend full lecture & discussion, if included.)

                Honors Forum Lecture Series at MCC

                Psi-beta Lecture Series

                Psychology

                Race & Democracy, ASU Public

                Please RSVP, space is limited
                Cost: Free

                CULTURAL/ARTS (Attend entire performance or visit museum for at least 1 hour)

                Act I Musical Performances at MCC

                Arizona Museum of Natural History

                Students (with ID): $8.00

                Arizona Theatre Company

                Rush Ticket - Available at box office one hour before show time. If seats available, half-price.

                Student Ticket - Call ahead and choose any performance date for $10, seating in the back. Show MCCD Student ID.

                Arizona Science Center

                Adult: $18

                Arizona Opera

                Rush Tickets - Available at the box office, 2 hours before show time. If seats available, two tickets for $20.

                Ballet Arizona

                Rush Tickets - Available at the box office one hour before show time, if seats available: $15, flat rate.

                Student Ticket - Call ahead and choose any performance date for %15 off with your MCCD Student ID.

                Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

                Adult (13+): $12.50

                Dance Performances at MCC

                $3 online, $5 at the door

                Desert Botanical Gardens

                Free Admission: Second Tuesday 8AM-8PM
                Student (with ID): $12.00

                Heard Museum

                Students (with ID): $7.50

                Free admission during first Fridays each month, 6:00 - 10:00 pm.

                i.d.e.a. Museum

                Admission: $9.00

                Free Sundays: Quarterly.

                Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum

                Free Admission.

                Mesa Grande Cultural Park

                Adults: $5.00

                Musical Instrument Museum

                General Admission: $20.00

                Phoenix Art Museum

                MCCCD Students (with ID): Free (through June 30, 2017)
                Other Students (with ID): $13.00

                Phoenix Symphony

                Free tickets available for honors students based on availability. Find sign-ups in pre-approved list above.
                $12 off tickets for full-time college students.

                Rush tickets available at the box office one hour before show time. If seats available, $12 with student ID.

                College Club: sign up at the box office at the venue for $30.00 with your student ID and get one ticket per weekend for the classical concerts for the whole season. (This is a smokin’ deal!)

                Phoenix Theater

                Rush tickets available at box office one hour before show time. If seats available, $15 with student ID.

                Pueblo Grande Museum Archaeological Park

                Adults (18-54): $6.00

                Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMOCA)

                Admission: $7 for Students, FREE on Thursdays

                Symphony of the Southwest

                Admission for 1 show: $20
                Youth Symphony: Free

                Tempe Center for the Arts

                Free Admission

                Theatre Performances at MCC

                Free tickets available for honors students based on availability. Sign-ups available soon.

                Tempe Symphony Orchestra:

                Free

                CAMPUS INVOLVEMENT

                Student Clubs & Organizations

                Join a club on campus! Active membership and participation must be verified by club sponsor and submitted as your "proof of attendance."

                MCC Athletics

                Participate on an MCC sports team during a semester. This can be used only once as a co-curricular activity. Active team participation must be verified by your coach and submitted as your "proof of attendance."

                Student Life & Leadership Activities

                Student life hosts events, activities, lectures and fieldtrips for the student body. We will post those events that count as co-curriculars in the pre-approved list on this page. Let us know if you think we've missed something.

                MCC Sporting Event

                Come out and support an MCC athletic team at one of their games/matches/meets/events. Attending a sporting event can count only once as a co-curricular and your reflection must apply something you've learned in your coursework at MCC.

                VOLUNTEERING (Minimum of 4 hours. Activities can be combined to total 4 hours.)

                MCC Serves - find a volunteer opportunity with a MCCCD Approved Community Partner

                To use volunteering as a co-curricular, it must be with an MCCD approved community partner. The opportunities posted on MCC Serves page are all with approved community partners.

                VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) - Mesa United Way

                Volunteer opportunities: Tax Preparer (training provided), Interpreter (be fluent in Spanish and English or American Sign Language and English), Site Greeter.

                Receive training to become an IRS qualified tax preparer and then volunteer during tax season to help low income families with their tax preparation.

                Interns will become certified tax preparers and will gain valuable on-the-ground experience in the field. Volunteers are requested to volunteer at least 25 hours during the tax season (3 hr/week).

                Learn more and sign-up: http://www.mesaunitedway.org/become-vita-volunteer/

                OTHER (MUST GET PRE-APPROVAL)

                You may suggest a co-curricular event to the Honors Program Director for approval. Honors program faculty must approve events not on the pre-approved list prior to attending. Activities will not be accepted as a co-curricular if they were attended without pre-approval.

                Past Co-Curricular Activities

                    Theater Production: Independence

                    • Aug 31, Sept 1 @ 2:00 pm and Aug 31, @ 7:00 pm. MCC Theater, Southern Dobson Campus
                    • General Admission $7
                    • All ages
                    • Presented by MCC Stage Door Players Club
                    • Learn more or buy tickets:https://www.mesacc.edu/arts
                    • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                    Psychology Evening Lecture

                    • Tuesday, Sept 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm, Location: Performing Arts Center, MCC at Southern and Dobson
                    • The Sport Psychologist: Helping Athletes (or anyone) Perform at Their Peak
                    • Ben Nelson, MA
                    • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

                    Astronomy Night: NASA's mission to learn the secrets of the giant planet Jupiter!

                    • Friday, Sept 6, 2019, 6-10 pm, Planetarium, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                    • Shows run from 6 - 10 pm, typically every 30 minutes.
                    • Free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Planetarium entrance beginning at 5:30 pm. Other activities are available for visitors waiting for their show time.
                    • Tickets may be reserved, for $3 each, through the Mesa Community College Planetarium page.
                    • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

                    CGE Workshop: Who are the Religiously Unaffiliated?

                    • Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, 12:00 - 12:50, Room BP1S, MCC at Southern Dobson
                    • Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Ursic, MCC Professor of Religious Studies
                    • Did you know that Arizona is one of 20 states where the Religiously Unaffiliated is the largest religious identity among its citizens? Come to this illuminating and provocative workshop where we discuss these emerging trends in spirituality and religion and see how much our own personal attitudes and beliefs align or do not align with the religiously unaffiliated. We will also reflect on this trend in light of the September 11, 2001 tragedy.
                    • Co-sponsored by MCC Center for Global Engagement and the Arizona Interfaith Movement.
                    • Free. Open to the public.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                    Living Library - Replacing Pages with People

                    • Sept. 17, 6-8 pm OR Sept. 18, 9:30 am - 1:00 pm, Room M200, MCC at Red Mountain
                    • The Living Library showcases humans as books, who engage in conversation with their readers as they tell their stories about societal prejudices and discrimination.
                    • Book titles include: Animal Rescue Work, The Gift of Persistence, Living Large in Small Spaces, PTSD Isn't Just a Veterans' Issue, My Mami's Cocina, Sexism in Entrepreneurship
                    • Sessions are 20 minutes. Must attend a minimum of 3 sessions to use as a co-curricular activity.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                    Civic Engagement Week Event: Constitution Day Simulcast

                    • Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 11:00 - 11:45 am, Navajo Room, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                    • Voting is one of the easiest ways to become civically engaged and make your voice heard.
                    • Come listen to Maricopa County Recorder, Adrian Fontes, speak about why your vote matters.
                    • A light snack will be served.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                    Civic Engagement Week Event: Voter Education Workshop

                    • Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, 12-1 pm LB144, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                    • Learn how to register to vote, confirm that your mail in ballot was received and counted, check your voting history, fact-check public statements made by elected officials and candidates, find candidates that best reflect your values, ensure your vote is not purged (and what to do if it is).
                    • Open to the public.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                    Civic Engagement Week Event: Citizens Rule Book & Jury Nullification

                    • Tuesday, Sept 17, 2019, 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Navajo Room, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                    • Daniel Schultz, Former Chief Counsel for the Arizona Department of Education discusses the unknown power every citizen has when serving on a jury.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                    Civic Engagement Week Event: Does Democracy Work

                    • Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, 10:00-11:00 am, Navajo Room, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                    • Presenter, Professor Brian Dille, MCC Political Science
                    • Many people don't bother voting, telling themselves "My vote doesn't matter," or "It's rigged, so why bother." Dr. Dille will address these concerns and explain wy civic participation is still working.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                    Civic Engagement Week Event: Mesa Counts - 2020 Census

                    • Thursday, Sept. 19, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, LB145, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                    • Join Our Phi Theta Kappa Meeting this month where we will learn about the 2020 Census and the importance of the Census to the City of Mesa. We will hear from the City of Mesa Census Staff member Jeff Robbins. The Census will effect you, plan to get Educated and Engaged in the Census.
                    • Free Pizza will be served.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Campus Involvement

                    Getting Involved on Campus Workshop

                    • Sept 19, 2019, 1:30 - 2:30 pm, LB300, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                    • Getting involved is key to your success at Mesa Community College. Whether you join a club, become a student leader, help plan campus events, volunteer for service, or become a student employee, you are developing skills that will enhance your collegiate experience and future opportunities. Come to this workshop to learn about the various opportunities available to you and how to get a jump start on this component of being a successful Mesa Community College student!
                    • Co-curricular Type: Campus Involvement

                    MCC Music Theatre Production: Spring Awakening

                    • Sept 19, 20, 21 @ 7:30 and Sept 21 @ 2:00 pm. MCC Theater, Southern Dobson Campus
                    • Student tickets $12. Senior/Faculty/Staff/Military $15. General Public $18.
                    • This production contains adult content, adult language, and partial nudity.
                    • A limited number of complimentary tickets (sets of 2) are available to honors students. Sign-up here.
                    • Learn more or buy tickets:https://www.mesacc.edu/arts
                    • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                    Educator Academy Workshop - Language & Literacy: Young Learner's Social-Emotional Development

                    • Monday, Sept. 23, 5-7 pm, Room HW 846E, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                    • Presenter - Ms. Katherine Kicey, M. Ed.
                    • Looking at, infant, toddler, and preschool age groups, this workshop will breakdown the importance of language and literacy to help children develop healthy social-emotional skills. There will be information about what developmental milestones are for both social-emotional development and language and literacy development for each age group, what literacy activities can be used, and how to incorporate them in an early childhood classroom.
                    • Registration: https://sites.google.com/site/mcceducatorsacademy/
                    • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                    MCC Red Mountain - Book Club: Kite Runner

                    • Sept. 24, Oct. 15 & Nov 5, 12:30-1:30, Library, MCC Red Mountain Campus
                    • Snacks and refreshments provided.
                    • Drawing for free books (at least 24) at the first meeting.
                    • Must attend all 3 meetings you use as a co-curricular activity.
                    • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                    Moderator Training

                    • Sept. 25, 1 - 5 pm (Register by Sept 18), Library Rm LB145, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                    • Pro vs. Con…Right vs. Wrong…Liberal vs. Conservative Tired of getting shouted out by the extremes? Then learn a different kind of talk!
                    • Whether you are interested in convening public forums, helping citizens discuss difficult issues, learning a new skill set, enhancing existing facilitation skills, incorporating public deliberation into your work group, club, committee or community, join us for this unique interactive training.
                    • Trainer: Deanna Villanueva-Saucedo, Director of Community Engagement, Maricopa Community Colleges
                    • Registration here by Sept 18.
                    • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                    Film Screening and Discussion: Miss Representation

                    • Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, 4:00-6:45 pm, McClintock High School Auditorium, 1830 E. Del Rio Dr. Tempe, AZ
                    • Public screening and discussion of the acclaimed documentary, Miss Representation, which exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. Watch the trailer: http://therepresentationproject.org/film/miss-representation-film/
                    • Free. Open to the public.
                    • RSVP by Sept. 25 to Cliff Moon cmoon@tempeunion.org
                    • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                    Volunteer Opportunity: Dodgeball Tournament

                    • Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, 4:00 - 8:00 pm, Gymnasium, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                    • Volunteers are needed for set-up, clean-up and/or food distribution.
                    • Sign up to volunteer for 30 minute time slots or the full-time. Volunteers will have the option of choosing which task they want to do, which can either be set up, clean up, and/or food distribution.
                    • Sign up to volunteer here: https://forms.gle/qrHG6WzJnXj1UD8v8

                    Band and Orchestra Concert

                    • Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019, 7 -9 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                    • Join us for beautiful music with the Community, Concert Band and Orchestra.
                    • Student tickets $6.
                    • Learn more and buy tickets here: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts
                    • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                    Developing a Growth Mindset Workshop

                    • Oct. 2, 12 - 1 pm OR Oct. 3, 1:30-2:30, Thunderbird Think Tank (Building 38, Room 608), MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                    • A growth mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed. This workshop explores the importance of effort, how mistakes help you to learn, how to use setbacks as motivation, and the importance of curiosity and courage. We will provide you with practical tips and suggestions to help you develop a growth mindset and improve your academic resilience.
                    • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                    Jazz Combo - Free Lobby Concert

                    • Thursday, Oct 3, 2019, 12:00 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC at Southern & Dobson
                    • Free
                    • Featuring various combo groups directed by MCC Music Instructors.
                    • Learn more and RSVP here: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZPU
                    • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                    Southwest Race Amity Conference - Celebrating Racial and Cultural Amity in Hispanic Heritage

                    Astronomy Night: Incoming! (from California Academy of Sciences)

                    • Friday, Oct 4, 2019, 6-10 pm, Planetarium, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                    • Shows run from 6 - 10 pm, typically every 30 minutes.
                    • Free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Planetarium entrance beginning at 5:30 pm. Other activities are available for visitors waiting for their show time.
                    • Tickets may be reserved, for $3 each, through the Mesa Community College Planetarium page.
                    • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

                    Desert Echoes Flute Project Concert

                    • Fiday, Oct 4, 2019, 7:30 pm. MCC Performing Arts Center 1520, S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
                    • Prices: $6.00 Student, $7.00 Staff, Senior(55+), Military and $8.00 General Public
                    • Desert Echoes Flute Project (DEFproject) is Arizona’s premiere flute ensemble organization. This exciting and adventurous flute choir program is based in the Phoenix metropolitan area and sponsored by the Music Department of Mesa Community College.
                    • Learn more and get tickets here.
                    • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                    Volunteer Opportunity: One Community Health & Resource Fair

                    • Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 am - 1 pm, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                    • Mesa United Way in collaboration with Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) is hosting this event which will provide ALL the medical preventative care screenings and can direct people to free services in Mesa
                    • Volunteers needed to help families navigate through Health and Resource fair so they can receive the necessary care from all vendors applicable.
                    • Sign up to volunteer here: bit.ly/HealthFairVolunteer2019
                    • Co-curricular Type: Volunteering

                    MPJE Jazz Concert and MCC Jazz Ensemble

                    • Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019, 7 pm. MCC Performing Arts Center 1520, S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
                    • Prices: $6.00 Students, $7.00 Staff, Seniors (55 +), Military and $8.00 General Public
                    • Jazz Big Band Lovers! You Won't want to miss this one! At the MPJE Jazz Ensemble with Artistic Director and Piano Extraordinaire Nick Manson is made up of professional musicians and educators from around the valley.
                    • Learn more and buy tickets here.
                    • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                    CGE Workshop: Thinking Like the Buddha

                    • Wednesday,Oct. 9, 2019, 12:00 - 12:50, Room BP1S, MCC at Southern Dobson
                    • Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Ursic, MCC Professor of Religious Studies
                    • This workshop combines creative pedagogy with critical thinking as we learn to cultivate our inner wisdom. During this lecture/
                      workshop, we will learn about the significant events in the life of the Siddartha Gautama as he becomes the Buddha, which means “enlightened one.”. We will learn how he grew in his inner wisdom and out-of-the-box thinking from these personal life events and discuss how we can grow in our own ability to reflect wisely and think innovatively about our own life experiences.
                    • Sponsored by the MCC Center for Global Engagement
                    • Free. Open to the public.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                    The National Debt: Talk and Trivia

                    • Thursday, October 10, 2019, 1:30 - 3:00 PM, Room LB-145, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                    • Want to learn about the $22.6+ trillion national debt? Join us at the Phi Theta Kappa General Meeting, The National Debt: Talk and Trivia.
                    • The Up to Us MCC Team will be hosting an interactive Kahoot game about the national debt. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will receive a prize!
                    • Speaker: Dr. Brian Dille, MCC Political Science Professor
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                    Future Leaders Town Hall - Strong Families, Thriving Children

                    • Thursday, Oct. 10, 3-5 pm, Library Room LB145, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                    • Arizona Town Hall will be digging in to these issues at Community Town Halls throughout Arizona during 2019. We invite you to join us in developing solutions for your local community and for the state.
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                    Choir Concert

                    • Oct 10, 2019, 7:30-9:30pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                    • Featuring the MCC Concert Choir, the MCCC Vocal Jazz Ensemble, MCC Community Choir performing a variety of secular, pop and spiritual music.
                    • Student tickets $6
                    • Learn more and buy tickets here: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts
                    • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                    Secondary Education Seminar: What is it like to teach in a high school?

                    • Friday, Oct. 11, 12:00 - 3:00, Room SC 11E, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                    • Do you love English, math, science, business, social studies, art, music, or PE? Did you enjoy being part of a school team playing the sport you love? Then you may LOVE teaching high school! What does a day in the life of a teacher look like? What are some of the cool opportunities that exist in the classroom? Outside of the classroom?
                    • Hosted by MCC in partnership with ASU and Grand Canyon University
                    • Lunch provided.
                    • Register at: https://tinyurl.com/yyo4kgpb
                    • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                    Phoenix Symphony - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

                    • Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, 7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
                    • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students. Sign-up here.
                    • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm. No late entrants.
                    • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12. Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
                    • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                    Art Exhibit: Threaded

                    • Ongoing Exhibition, Sept 3 - Nov. 7, Monday - Thursday, 9 am - 5 pm, MCC Art Gallary, Southern Dobson Campus
                    • Thirty-four contemporary artists from across the United States participate in this exhibition. Whether sculptural, site-specific, or experimental, exhibited artworksare rooted in the structure, processes, and history in the constantly-evolving field of fibers.
                    • Community Reception: Thursday, September 12, 6 - 9 p.m
                    • Free Admission
                    • Co-Curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                    The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe - MCC Theatre & Film Arts Mainstage Production

                    • October 11, 12, 17, 18 @ 7:30 and Oct 12, 19 @ 2:00 pm. MCC Theater, Southern Dobson Campus
                    • Student/Senior/Faculty/Staff/Military tickets $9. General Public $12.
                    • A limited number of complimentary tickets (sets of 2) are available to honors students. Sign up here.
                    • Learn more or buy tickets:https://www.mesacc.edu/arts
                    • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                    Poetry Reading: Versos Latinos - Exploring the depths and creativity of Latin American poets

                    • Monday, Oct 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm, Room LB-300, MCC Southern & Dobson
                    • Diana Marie Delgado’s first publication, the chapbook Late Night Talks with Men I Think I Trust, won the Letterpress Poetry Contest in 2015 and was published by the Center for Book Arts that same year. Her work is rooted in her experiences growing up Mexican-American, and she is a member of the Canto Mundo and
                      Macondo writing communities. A graduate of the University of California, Riverside and Columbia University; she is a recipient of a 2017 NEA Fellowship in poetry and has received grants and scholarships from Hedgebrook, Bread Loaf, Letras Latinas, and Jack Jones Literary Retreat. She currently resides in Tucson, where she is the Literary Director of the Poetry Center at the University of Arizona.
                    • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                    Psychology Evening Lecture

                    • Monday, Oct 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm, Location: Performing Arts Center, MCC at Southern and Dobson
                    • Social Contagion, Mass Hysteria, and Moral Panic
                    • Carolyn St. Peter, PhD
                    • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

                      Cultural Sciences Focus Group - "Why Don't You Just Leave"

                      • Thursday Oct 17, 2019, 12:00 - 2:45 pm, Room SC30, MCC at Southern Dobson
                      • Speakers: Professor Golden, Sociology, and Ms. Bobbi Sudberry Executive Director of Kaity's Way.
                      • This will be an interactive and engaging discussion about Domestic Violence, Healthy and Un-Healthy Relationships.
                      • Sponsored by the Inclusive Excellence Committee.
                      • Food Provided by Student Life
                      • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                      Pizza and Politics

                      • Thursday, Oct. 17th, 1:30 - 3:00 PM, Room LB-300, MCC Southern & Dobson Campus
                      • Presentation by Daniel Schultz: Who really elects the two major political parties' presidential candidates? Is it those who vote in the Presidential Preference Primaries, or is it those who vote in the primary election? Who are the state and national convention delegates and who chooses them?
                      • Hosted by PTK
                      • FREE pizza will be provided!
                      • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                      Future Educators Conference

                      • Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, 8:15 am - 3:00 pm, Paradise Valley Community College, 18401, N. 32nd St. Phoenix, AZ
                      • Conference includes breakfast and lunch, raffle prizes, a keynote speaker, a panel presentation, breakout sessions, a call to action and more!
                      • Register here: https://forms.gle/pGsukX51FWuHhxBt9

                      Volunteer Opportunity: AZ Museum of Natural History - "Beer N Bones" Event

                      • Friday, Oct 18, 2019, 6-11 pm, Arizona Museum of Natural History, 53 N. Macdonald, Mesa, AZ 85201
                      • Volunteers are need to help The Arizona Museum of Natural History with this event to raise money for Southwest Gallary updates, programs and research. Find more information about the event here.
                      • Volunteers must be 21 and over.
                      • To volunteer, contact Volunteer Coordinator, TJ, at TJ.Gaudelli@mesaaz.gov

                      Phoenix Symphony - Beethoven and Saint-Saëns

                      • Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, 7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
                      • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students. Sign-up here.
                      • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm. No late entrants.
                      • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12. Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
                      • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                      Volunteer Opportunity: Feed My Starving Children

                      • Tuesday, Oct. 22, 3:30-5:30 pm, 1345 S. Alma School Road, Mesa, AZ 85210
                      • The CFS 176 Child Development Class is hosting a volunteer session at Feed My Starving Children
                      • Register here to participate: https://www.fmsc.org/join-group?joincode=Z81LLB
                      • Remember, to use volunteering as a co-curricular activity you must volunteer at least 4 hours. The 2 hours at this event can be combined with additional volunteer hours through another MCC Serves activity.
                      • Co-curricular Activity Type: Volunteering

                      Tunnel of Oppression & Discussion

                      • Oct. 23-24, 9am - 2 pm, Navajo Room, Kirk Student Center, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                      • Hosted by Student Life and Leadership, and the MCC student clubs
                      • The Tunnel of Oppression is an experiential tour that exposes participants to many different types of oppression and inequality in our society. The experience will last about 45-60 minutes and will end with a reflection.
                      • Register on the day of the event by visiting the registration table on the outside patio of the Navajo Room. Tours will take place every 30 minutes, starting at 9:00 am and the last tour at 1:30 pm. Proof of participation will be provided.
                      • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                      Leadership Development Workshop

                      • Thursday, Oct 24th, 2019, 1:30 - 3:00 PM, Room LB-145, MCC Southern & Dobson Campus
                      • Join us at our Phi Theta Kappa General meeting for a Leadership Development Workshop, Leaders Build Leaders, presented by OD Harris! Come learn about the different types of leadership, how you can become an effective leader, and how you can motivate other people to become leaders. Discover how you can learn to do the right thing and inspire and influence others to do the same.
                      • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                      Workshop: Public Speaking and Presentation Skills

                      • Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, 2-3 pm, Thunderbird ThinkTank (Bldg 38 Room 608) MCC Southern Doson Campus
                      • Public speaking is a crucial skill in a professional environment. Whether you are giving a presentation, selling a product, or providing updates to a professional team. Learn the tools necessary to communicate effectively to any audience
                      • Hosted by Foundation for Student Success
                      • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                      FAFSA Workshop

                      • Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, 3-5 pm, Enrollment Center Room 115 (Southern-Dobson Campus) or Desert Willow Room W113 (Red Mountain Campus)
                      • Hosted by Financial Aid

                      • Co-curricular Activity Type: Academic Involvement

                      Who's Your Mummy? - Mummification as a Business in Late and Roman Period Egypt

                      • Thursday October 24, 6pm, Benedictine University in Mesa at 225 E Main Street, Mesa AZ 85201
                      • Speaker: Dr. Jessica Kaiser, St. Mary's College of California
                      • Free. Open to the Public.
                      • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                      Hamlet - Screening from National Theater Live (London)

                      • Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, 7-10 pm, MCC Theater, Southern & Dobson Campus
                      • Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts presents National Theatre Live’s broadcast of Hamlet. Academy Award® nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (BBC’s Sherlock, The Imitation Game) takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy.
                      • Tickets start at $9.00
                      • For more information: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/ZdG
                      • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                      Play: Dodging Bullets

                      • Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, 7 - 9:30 pm, MCC Theater, Southern Dobson Campus
                      • Student/Staff/Senior/Military tickets $9. General Public $15.
                      • Learn more or buy tickets:https://www.mesacc.edu/arts
                      • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                      Workshop: Building Relationships With Faculty

                      • Oct. 30th, 12-1 pm OR Oct 31, 2-3 pm, Thunderbird ThinkTank (Bldg 38 Room 608) MCC Southern Doson Campus
                      • Having a healthy relationship with faculty can lead to plenty of opportunities both in and out of the classroom. Learn the skills necessary to build healthy professional relationships with your instructors
                      • Hosted by Foundation for Student Success
                      • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                      Volunteer Opportunity at Red Mountain Campus: Plastic Bag Sorting with PTK

                      • Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Room PV 209, MCC Red Mountain Campus
                      • Help PTK sort plastic bags to turn into beds for the homeless.
                      • Remember, to use volunteering as a co-curricular activity you must volunteer at least 4 hours. The 1 hour at this event can be combined with additional volunteer hours through another MCC Serves activity.
                      • Co-curricular Activity Type: Volunteering

                      FAFSA Workshop

                      • Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, 3-5 pm, Enrollment Center Room 115 (Southern-Dobson Campus) or Desert Willow Room W113 (Red Mountain Campus)
                      • Hosted by Financial Aid
                      • Co-curricular Activity Type: Academic Involvement

                      Volunteer Opportunity at Red Mountain Campus: Halloween Extravaganza

                      Astronomy Night: Wayfinders: Waves, Winds, & Stars (from Bishop Museum)

                      • Friday, Nov 1, 2019, 6-10 pm, Planetarium, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                      • Shows run from 6 - 10 pm, typically every 30 minutes.
                      • Free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Planetarium entrance beginning at 5:30 pm. Other activities are available for visitors waiting for their show time.
                      • Tickets may be reserved, for $3 each, through the Mesa Community College Planetarium page.
                      • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

                      Mamma Mia! - MCC Music Theatre Production

                      • Nov 1, 2, 8, 9 @ 7:30, Nov 4 and 7 @ 7:00 pm and Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm. MCC Performing Arts Center, Southern Dobson Campus
                      • Student/Child tickets $12. Senior/Faculty/Staff/Military $15. General Public $18. *Nov 4, 7 pm Family Night - Children only $8.00
                      • A limited number of complimentary tickets (sets of 2) are available to honors students. Sign-up here.
                      • Learn more or buy tickets:https://www.mesacc.edu/arts
                      • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                        University Transfer Workshop

                        • Nov. 6, 12-1 pm OR Nov. 7, 1:30 - 2:30, Thunderbird Think Tank (Bldg 38, Room 608) MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                        • Wondering what the process is to transfer to a 4-year university after your time here at Mesa Community College? Attend this workshop to learn about your options, the requirements, and what you should be thinking about now in order to transfer to a 4-year university and obtain a Bachelor’s degree!
                        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        Volunteer Opportunity: Building a Playground for Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley and Mesa Arts Academy

                        • Saturday, Nov. 9th, 7:30 am, Boys & Girls Club (Grant Woods Branch), 221 W. 6th Ave, Mesa, AZ 85210
                        • 200 volunteers from the Mesa Community needed to help give more than 250 area kids the childhood they deserve by building a new playground.
                        • Volunteers should be 18+ and will assemble playground pieces, mix concrete, move mulch, etc.
                        • Wear comfortable clothes you don't mind getting dirty and closed toe shoes. Gloves, goggles, breakfast and lunch provided.
                        • RSVP to Arcelia Tova at 480-844-3965 or Arcelia.Tovar@Clubzona.org
                        • Co-curricular Activity Type: Volunteering

                        Managing Stress/Anxiety Workshop

                        • Nov. 13, 12-1 pm OR Nov. 14, 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Thunderbird Think Tank (Bldg 38, Room 608), MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                        • Stress and anxiety are common feelings to experience as a college student, but learning how to manage these feelings are an important part of being a successful student. In this workshop, you’ll gain an understanding of your stress and anxiety cues as well as crucial strategies and coping mechanisms to help you manage and overcome this stress.
                        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        Cancelled: Focus Group - All in the Family: A discussion on Alzheimers & Dementia

                        • Cancelled: This Nov 14 Lecture has been cancelled
                        • Dual Lecture Featuring Professor Rod Golden & Dr. Melissa Del-Colle
                        • Sponsored by The Inclusive Excellence Committee
                        • Food provided by Student Life
                        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                        Developing a Business Plan Workshop

                        • Thursday, Nov. 14, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Room LB-145, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                        • Join PTK for a workshop on developing a business plan with Dan Piercy, MCC Business Dept. Learn what a business plan is, why developing one is important, and what resources are available for you when trying to start a business. You will also hear about the Green Flag Mesa Entrepreneurship program!
                        • Free Pizza provided.
                        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                        Volunteer Opportunity: Feed My Starving Children

                        • Thursday, Nov 14, 3:30-5:30 pm, 1345 S. Alma School Road, Mesa, AZ 85210
                        • The CFS 176 Child Development Class is hosting a volunteer session at Feed My Starving Children
                        • Register here to participate: https://www.fmsc.org/join-group?joincode=NM2B6Z
                        • Remember, to use volunteering as a co-curricular activity you must volunteer at least 4 hours. The 2 hours at this event can be combined with additional volunteer hours through another MCC Serves activity.
                        • Co-curricular Activity Type: Volunteering

                        Lecture: Graham Allen

                        • Thursday, Nov 14, 7 - 8 pm, Navajo Room, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                        • Graham Allen will be speaking on the second amendment and other hot-button issues.
                        • The Turning Point USA Club is hosting this lecture and seminar style discussion on public issues related to the constitution.
                        • Free. Open to the public. Register here.
                        • Co-curricular Activity Type: Academic Lecture

                        Fall Dance Concert

                        • Nov 15, 16 @ 7:30 pm. MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa
                        • Student tickets $10.
                        • Featuring a variety of Dance styles with guest choreographers showcasing the talent of the dance groups. With MCC Dance Company, On Tap and Popel.
                        • For more information or tickets: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts/
                        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                        "In the Know" Resource Workshop

                        • Nov 18, 2-5 pm, Navajo Room, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                        • Learn about what resources are available to you right here on campus? How about some FREE lunch and a fun scavenger hunt? Well, you are invited to our In The Know Resource Workshop, hosted by the Phi Theta Kappa College Project Team. Come see what resources are available to you, which include: the Mesa Market, Tutoring, We Care Wednesdays, Career Services, Counseling, Scholarships, Financial Aid, and more! Come see what resources are available to YOU on campus and learn how you can be a resource for other students. We can't wait for you to join us for free food, interactive activities, a guest speaker, a resource workshop, and interact with other clubs and departments.
                        • RSVP here: www.tinyurl.com/InTheKnowMCC
                        • Co-curricular Type: Campus Involvement

                        Psychology Evening Lecture

                        • Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm, Location: Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC Southern Dobson
                        • Chronis Pain in a Chronic Illness ~ A Pediatric Oncology Case (flyer attached)
                        • Dr. Arie Zakaryan, PsyD
                        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

                        Volunteer Opportunity: Health Fair @ Southern Dobson

                        • Nov 20-21, 9am - 1pm, Courtyard Lawn (near clocktower), MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                        • Volunteers Needed to help with the Health Fair.
                        • Learn more and sign up to volunteer here.
                        • Co-curricular Type: Volunteering

                        Wellness Day - MCC Red Mountain

                        • Nov. 20, 9am - 2pm, Outside Mesquite Bldg., MCC Red Mountain Campus
                        • A full day of health and wellness activities! Get your Wellness Passport stamped for every activity you participate in and WIN! Prizes include RM SWAG, MCC water bottle, fanny pack, or hat. You will also earn tickets for A CHANCE TO WIN A BIKE! Free healthy snacks available all day.
                        • To use as a co-curricular activity, pick up a "health passport" and get it stamped at 6 stations.
                        • Co-curricular Type: Campus Involvement

                        Health Fair - MCC Southern Dobson

                        • Nov 20-21, 9am - 1pm, Courtyard Lawn (near clocktower), MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                        • Learn about health topics, participate in health/fitness activities, visit local health vendors.
                        • To use as a co-curricular activity, pick up a "health passport" and get it stamped at 6 stations.
                        • To volunteer at this event as a co-curricular activity (min 4 hours), sign up here.
                        • Co-curricular Type: Campus Involvement OR Volunteering

                        Workshop: Growth Mindset

                        • Nov 20, 12-1 pm OR Nov 21, 2-3 pm, Thunderbird ThinkTank (Bldg 38 Room 608) MCC Southern Doson Campus
                        • A growth mindset is the belief that intelligence can be developed. This workshop explores the importance of effort, how mistakes help you to learn, how to use setbacks as motivation, and the importance of curiosity and courage. We will provide you with practical tips and suggestions to help you develop a growth mindset and improve your academic resilience.
                        • Hosted by Foundation for Student Success
                        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        Jazz Combo - Free Lobby Concert

                        • Nov 21, 2019, 12 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC at Southern & Dobson
                        • Free
                        • Featuring various combo groups directed by MCC Music Instructors.
                        • Learn more and RSVP here: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts
                        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                        Cultural Diversity Workshop: BARNGA Activity

                        • Thursday, Nov. 21, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Room LB-145, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                        • Do you want to learn about the importance of cultural diversity in a fun and interactive way? Join us at our Phi Theta Kappa General Meeting for a Cultural Diversity Workshop with guest speaker, Jacque Starks. We will also be participating in BARNGA, a card game to help us understand the importance of diversity, and how this is important for understanding the 2020 Census.
                        • Free Snacks provided.
                        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        Volunteer Opportunity: Glow in the Dark Dance - Decoration and Prep

                        • Oct 24, Nov 1, Nov 8, Nov 15, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm, Nov 21 1:00 - 10:00 pm ASMCC Office, Kirk Student Center, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                        • Come help with decorations, registration, set-up/take-down for Student Government's "Fall Fun Glow in the Dark" Dance (Nov 21, 5-9 pm, Navajo Room)
                        • Nov 21: 1-4:00 pm (help set up and decorate), 5-9:00 pm (help with sign-in, food & snacks etc.), 9-10:00 pm (breakdown and clean-up)

                        • Questions and info outreach-asmcc@mesacc.edu
                        • Co-curricular Type: Volunteering

                        Phoenix Symphony - Beethoven and Tchaikovsky​

                        • Friday, Nov 22, 2019, 7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
                        • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students. Sign-up here.
                        • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm. No late entrants.
                        • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12. Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
                        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                        MPJE Jazz Concert with MCC Jazz Ensemble

                        • Tuesday, Nov 26, 2019, 7 pm. MCC Performing Arts Center 1520, S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ 85202
                        • Prices: $6.00 Students, $7.00 Staff, Seniors (55 +), Military and $8.00 General Public
                        • Jazz Big Band Lovers! You Won't want to miss this one! At the MPJE Jazz Ensemble with Artistic Director and Piano Extraordinaire Nick Manson is made up of professional musicians and educators from around the valley.
                        • Learn more and buy tickets here.
                        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                        Volunteer Opportunity: Thanksgiving Lunch & Turkey Bowl

                        • Thursday, Nov 28, 2019, 7 am - 4 pm, Student Lounge, MCC Southern & Dobson Campus
                        • Volunteers are needed all day. They can pick an hour time slot or the full-time. They have the option of choosing which task they want to do, which can either be set up, clean up, and/or food distribution.
                        • The Turkey Bowl is hosted by MCC & AZLEOS
                        • Sign up to volunteer here.
                        • Co-curricular Type: Volunteering

                        Guitar Concert

                        • Monday, Dec 2, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa
                        • Free Admission.
                        • Enjoy a night of guitar music from the students of MCC.
                        • Learn more and RSVP here.
                        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                        Scapino - MCC Theatre & Film Arts Mainstage Production

                        • Nov 22, 23 and Dec 5, 6 @ 7:30 and Nov 23 and Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm. MCC Theater, Southern Dobson Campus
                        • Student tickets $9. General Public $12.
                        • Some adult themes and content equivalent to a PG-13 Rating.
                        • A limited number of complimentary tickets (sets of 2) are available to honors students. Sign up here.
                        • Learn more or buy tickets:https://www.mesacc.edu/arts
                        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                        Workshop: Finish Strong! Facing the Final

                        • Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019, 12-1 pm, Thunderbird ThinkTank (Bldg 38 Room 608) MCC Southern Doson Campus
                        • Tips and strategies to study effectively for finals
                        • Hosted by Foundation for Student Success
                        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        ASU Race & Democracy Lecture: 400 Years: African American Past and Presence

                        • Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019, 6-8:30 pm George Washington Carver Museum, 415 E Grant St., Phoenix
                        • Join us for a moving program to mark the close of the historic 400 years anniversary of the arrival of Africans in America. The program features a stirring exhibition of works by the internationally acclaimed artist L’Merchie Frazier, rituals of remembrance led by Sakena Young-Scaggs, PhD and a panel discussion that includes ASU faculty Lois Brown, PhD and Calvin Schermerhorn, PhD and Princess Crump, Board President, George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center.
                        • Free but Registration required.
                        • Open to the Public. Light Refreshments. Learn more and register here.
                        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                        Percussion Concert

                        • Wednesday, Dec 4, 2019, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, MCC Performing Arts Center, 1520 S. Longmore, Mesa
                        • Free Admission.
                        • Enjoy an evening of percussion music! The MCC percussion ensemble is a diverse group of young percussionists performing contemporary literature from some of today's major composers. Everything from multi-percussion duets to full ensemble pieces will be performed, which will include a variety of instruments such as marimbas, vibraphones, timpani, drum sets and more.
                        • Learn more and RSVP here.
                        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                        Choir Concert

                        • Thursday, Dec 5, 2019, 7:30-9:30pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                        • Featuring the MCC Concert Choir, the MCCC Vocal Jazz Ensemble, MCC Community Choir performing a variety of secular, pop and spiritual music.
                        • Student tickets $6
                        • Learn more and buy tickets here.
                        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                        MCC Chamber Ensemble - Free Lobby Concert

                        • Thursday, Dec 5, 2019, 2:30 - 4:30 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                        • Enjoy an afternoon of chamber music featuring various student groups.
                        • Learn more and RSVP here.
                        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                        Desert Echoes Flute Project Concert

                        • Friday, Dec 6, 2019 7:30-9:30 pm, Performing Arts Center (PAC), MCC at Southern & Dobson
                        • Desert Echoes Flute Project (DEFproject) is Arizona’s premiere flute ensemble organization. This exciting and adventurous flute choir program is based in the Phoenix metropolitan area and sponsored by the Music Department of Mesa Community College.
                        • Student tickets $6
                        • Learn more and buy tickets here: https://www.mesacc.edu/arts
                        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                        Astronomy Night: Tour the Universe w/ Pink Floyd

                        • Friday, Dec 6, 2019, 6-10 pm, Planetarium, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                        • Shows run from 6 - 10 pm, typically every 30 minutes.
                        • Free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Planetarium entrance beginning at 5:30 pm. Other activities are available for visitors waiting for their show time.
                        • Tickets may be reserved, for $3 each, through the Mesa Community College Planetarium page.
                        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

                        Volunteer Opportunity: VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

                        • Train during Fall 2019 for Spring 2020 season. Several Maricopa County Locations.
                        • The Maricopa County Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Network is looking for volunteers to support VITA sites in Maricopa County during tax season.
                        • Volunteers needed for: Tax Preparer, Interpreter, Site Greeter/Screener
                        • All required training provided at no cost to all volunteers prior to the beginning of the tax season.
                        • Learn more: http://www.mesaunitedway.org/become-vita-volunteer
                        • Co-curricular Type: Volunteering

                        MLK Gala - Honoring the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

                        • Saturday, Jan 18, 2020, 7-10 pm, MCC Red Mountain Campus
                        • A night of poetry, music and awards honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
                        • Tickets: $10 General Admission Register here.
                        • Presented by Zen Nights Inc and MCC Red Mountain
                        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural Arts

                        Leadership Development Worskshop - Resume Building

                        • Wednesday, Jan 22, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, DW-135, MCC Red Mountain Campus
                        • Speaker: Kelley Stewart, former All-USA Academic Team winner, ASU Student Body President and current MCC Faculty
                        • Presented by Phi Theta Kappa
                        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        Leadership Development Workshop - Real Talk: Shake the Fake and Believe in Yourself

                        • Thursday, January 23, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Library Room LB145, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                        • MCC students, you are invited to our Phi Theta Kappa General Meeting for a workshop entitled, Real Talk: Shake the Fake and Believe-in Yourself, presented by Bianca Altamirano Kelly. This workshop is a part of our Leadership Development Series. The Peace Corps will also be speaking at the beginning of the event about available volunteer opportunities. Everyone is welcome!
                        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        Education Studies - Social Studies Seminar

                        • Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 5 - 8 pm, Library Room LB145, MCC @ Southern-Dobson
                        • Linda Burrows, K-12 Social Studies Specialist, will provide Seminar attendees with an overview of the New Arizona Social Studies Standards. Tawn Hauptli, Education Studies Residential Faculty and Department Chair, will provide an introduction to the Population Education curriculum and lead attendees through PopEd activities for grades kindergarten through middle school. Brian Dille, Political Science Residential Faculty and Model UN Advisor, will lead attendees through a variety of activities related to pedagogies of engagement, as well as provide resources to address Arizona specific social studies standards.
                        • Register here.
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                        The Creative Mind - Traveling Exhibit & Focus Group

                        • Wed , Jan 29, 1:30 - 2:30 pm, Library, MCC Southern & Dobson Campus
                        • Mesa Community College Library is honored to host THE CREATIVE MIND, a traveling exhibit that celebrates the contributions of African Americans to medicine, mathematics, engineering, and all branches of science. It features the careers and achievements of some of today’s outstanding black scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and medical professionals and highlights the work of notable figures from the past. The Exhibit is on display at the S & D Library Jan 21 - Feb 21.
                        • Rod Goldon, MCC Sociology Professor will facilitate the community focus group.
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        Phoenix Symphony: Verdi's Requiem

                        • Friday, Jan 31, 2020, 7:30 pm at Symphony Hall, 75 N. 2nd St. in downtown Phoenix
                        • A limited number of complimentary tickets are available for honors students. Sign-up here.
                        • Honors students must redeem complimentary vouchers and be seated no later than 7:15 pm. No late entrants.
                        • Student Rush Tickets (day-of concert) $12. Show valid student ID at box office beginning one hour prior to event.
                        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                        Phoenix Symphony Connection @ MCC

                        • Feb 4, 12-1pm, Navajo Room, MCC @ Southern Dobson
                        • Horn Ensemble
                        • Bring your lunch or drop in for a performance by members of the Phoenix Symphony.
                        • Free. Open to the public.
                        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        Voter Education Workshop

                        • Thursday, Feb 6, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Library Room LB145, MCC @ Southern Dobson Campus
                        • Are you registered to vote? Do you know how to register to vote? Well, join us at our Phi Theta Kappa General Meeting for a leadership development workshop on Voter Education. Come learn about why voting is important, how to register, and how voting can help you become leaders in your community.
                        • Co-Curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        Astronomy Night

                        • Friday, Feb 7, 2020, 6-10 pm, Planetarium, MCC Southern Dobson Campus
                        • Shows run from 6 - 10 pm, typically every 30 minutes.
                        • Free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Planetarium entrance beginning at 5:30 pm. Other activities are available for visitors waiting for their show time.
                        • Tickets may be reserved, for $3 each, through the Mesa Community College Planetarium page.
                        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture/Involvement

                        MCC Music Theater: Company! - A Musical Comedy

                        • Feb 6, 7, 8 @ 7:30, and Feb 8 @ 2:00 pm. MCC Performing Arts Center, Southern Dobson Campus
                        • Student/Child tickets $12. Senior/Faculty/Staff/Military $15. General Public $18.
                        • Some adult themes and content equivalent to a PG-13 Rating
                        • A limited number of complimentary tickets (sets of 2) are available to honors students. Sign up here.
                        • Learn more or buy tickets:https://www.mesacc.edu/arts
                        • Co-curricular Type: Cultural/Arts

                        Workshop: Navigating Campus Technology (Red Mountain)

                        • Feb 10 & 12, 12:30 - 1:30pm, Room DW226, MCC Red Mountain Campus
                        • Learn to use Canvas, Google Apps and other tech tools.
                        • No need to register. Free to all participants. For more info, contact Bianca Altamirano Kelly @ 480.654.7744
                        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement

                        An Evening with Dr. Yusef Salaam - a member of the Exonerated Central Park Five

                        • Wednesday, Feb 12, 7:00 - 8:30, Bullpitt Auditorium, Phoenix College
                        • The event is sponsored by the Provost’s office and hosted by the Honors Council. The event will provide an opportunity for the audience to hear Dr. Salaam’s story followed by a Q&A session.
                        • Space is limited. Registration required. Learn more and register here.
                        • Submit a question for Dr. Salaam here no later than 2/10/2020.
                        • MCC Honors can have 5 students at a private meet and greet, 5:30 - 6:30 pm. If you would like to attend the private meet and greet, meet Dr. Yusef, get photos and enjoy light refreshments, sign-up here. Attendees must provide their own transportation.
                        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Lecture

                        Volunteer Opportunity: MCC Service Night @ Feed My Starving Children

                        • Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020, 8:30 - 10:00 pm, FMSC, 1345 S. Alma School Road, Mesa, AZ 85210
                        • Join us to build community at MCC with a service activity at Feed My Starving Children.
                        • Open to students, staff and friends. Register Online: https://tinyurl.com/MCCFMSC
                        • NOTE: This event is only 1.5 hours. You will need to combined it with other volunteer opportunities to meet the 4 Hour minimum to qualify as a co-curricular activity. Find other approved volunteer opportunities at MCC Serves.
                        • Co-curricular Type: Volunteering

                        Leadership Development Workshop: Managing Conflict in Teams

                        • Thursday, Feb. 20, 1:30 - 3:00 pm, Library Room LB145, MCC @ Southern Dobson
                        • Speaker: Jacque Starks
                        • Hosted by Phi Theta Kappa. Come learn about conflict in the workplace and in school settings, and how to develop strategies to effectively manage conflict in teams. Discover communication skills that will help you in your future career endeavors. FREE pizza will be served!
                        • Co-curricular Type: Academic Involvement